Most of us live busy lives. There is work, family, maybe a hobby or two and the need for some leisure time to refresh our batteries. So the amount of things we devote serious thought to is necessarily small and we get in the habit of not paying attention to much that goes on around us. Continue reading

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Lead Users Guide Product Management

Many innovators recognize the value of lead users, but the trick is developing a systematic means of identifying them. Continue reading

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Innovation is a saturated field, but one with a hole in it. Many companies can generate thousands of potentially valuable ideas, but have no acceptable cultural method for placing a value on them. Continue reading

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The spaces where conflict and tension meet are where the energy is. “Innovation is at these edges.” Continue reading

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Top 20 Innovation Articles of June 2015

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 10 as part of our free Innovation Excellence Weekly magazine and email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut? Continue reading

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A healthy company culture is key to surviving change, and to general success. Continue reading

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As Walter Isaacson argues in his book The Innovators, even in technology—maybe especially in technology—the ability to collaborate effectively is decisive. In order to innovate, it’s not enough to just come up with big ideas, you also need to work hard to communicate them clearly. Continue reading

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